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Kapitän 01-29-22 06:28 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - 8 steamers in less than a week
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2790504)
- continued from 28 January, 1448h -

1520 - Water Depth 427m. "Commander to Bridge!".
Two steamers in keel line, bearing 257°, E=8500/9000, on course 334°, speed 9kn.

1530 - Diving for submerged attack, at angle to bow 0°.

1532 - Sound Contact turbine, bearing 43°, E=13500, with medium speed on course 208°.

1545 - On course 245°. The lead steamer is identified as Caribou class, 2100ts, draught 7.5m, 1 Army Truck as upper deck cargo and a stern gun. 500m behind a SAR-Freighter of 2530ts, draught 6.0, is burning in the forecastle, 1 Airplane and 2-3 boats as upper deck cargo, also, has a deck gun on the forecastle. Both are U.S.A. steamers.

1553 - "Battle Stations!". Flooding tube V.

1555 - Qu.8446CA - Single Shot with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 5.5m; Vt30. Own heading 245°; Own speed 1kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: U.S.A. Caribou Steamer of 2100ts, draught 7.5m.
Target course 334°; Target distance 1247m; Target angle red90°; Target speed 9kn; Firing angle α 330°.

1556 - Qu.8446CA - Flooding tube VI - Single Shot with tube VI: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 4.0m; Vt44. Own heading 245°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: U.S.A. SAR-Freighter of 2530ts, draught 6.0m.
Target course 334°; Target distance 1320m; Target angle red90°; Target speed 9kn; Firing angle α 350°.

=> Tube V is a hit amidships after 87 Sec.!
The steamer sinks after 1-2 minutes followed by one single underwater explosion. Water depth here is 184m.

=> Tube VI is a failure, understeers amidships!

1605 - The sound contact turbine from 1532h, is approaching our position. Running off on course 130°. 1/3-Ahead.

1612 - At E=7000, the sound contact is identified as a Clemson Destroyer, and has the following ASW ranges: ASDIC: 1300m; Sound: 6500m; Radar: 7000m; Field of View: 8000m.
Reducing speed to Small Ahead.

1619 - At E=4000, Silent Running.

1623 - The destroyer is sniffing around for us, in the general area of our firing position.

1715 - After 1h, the destroyer runs off on course SW.

1723 - At Reception Depth.

1730 - "Dismissed from Battle Stations!". On new course 90°.

1737 - O= 20%. T=60.

1755 - Lost sound contact with Clemson Destroyer in relative bearing 158°, E=19000, on course SW.

1827 - S-Tiefe. Wind and Sea conditions seem to have subsided somewhat and it is partly cloudy.

1830 - Qu.8457CA - Just mere seconds before surfacing, a P38-"Lightning" is seen in the B-Periscope in 220°true, E=6000. At first the airplane is on course south but then turns around and flies off of course north. Suspect that the airplane belongs to the Air Cover Zone of New York.

1845 - Surfaced after 3h 15min. and 9.2sm. Battery 9300Ah.
Weather: NE5/4, partly cloudy, light haze, medium visibility, >1000mb.

1847 - Boat ventilated.

1927 - Sundown. ENE5/4, partly cloudy, light haze, medium visibility, >1000mb.

2117 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 123:
Hardegen: U 575 is at Spreewald rendezvous point.
In case Spreewald has not passed the meeting place, she has taken course so that she will reach that point not earlier than the morning of 30 January. You are to wait until 1 February at 2400 hours and in case Spreewald is not found, will proceed.

2120 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 27 Jan., 0205h, right after sending F.T., bombed by Catalina, direct approach, search lights, no damage, Qu.8771CA. Many patrol vessels in Qu.8710/20CA. On 28 Jan., 1557h, sunk U.S.A. Caribou Merchant, 2100ts; last internal Ato on U.S.A. SAR-Freighter understeered; both in Qu.8446CA. Still have 8 external Ato and 126cbm. Heading East. ENE5/4, partly cloudy, light haze, medium visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

Diving for submerged cruise at Reception Depth.

2123 - T=20, 105rpm/2kn, Silent Running.

2313 - Sound contact steamer bearing 120°, E=19000, on course 009°, slow speed.

2323 - S-Tiefe. Weather and Sea unchanged. Boat stays submerged because of no use of weapons due to weather and no internal torpedoes.

2327 - T=20, 105rpm/2kn, Silent Running.

2347 - O = 20%.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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KTB - U 113

Thursday, 29 January 1942 - Northeast of Cape Hatteras -

0133 - Lost sound contact with steamer in relative bearing 219°, E=20000, on course 006°, slow speed, from Qu.8483 to 8456CA.

0507 - O = 19%.

0620 - 105rpm/2kn, Silent Running.

0941 - Sunrise.

0957 - O = 18%.

1000 - Surfaced after 12h 40min. and 29.2sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, 28 Jan.
Battery 7800Ah. 2x235RPM/7kn. Course 83°.

1007 - Boat ventilated.

1200 - Qu.8545CA - Days Run: 91.8sm - 53.4sm (8h 05') - 38.4sm (15h 55').
126.0cbm (0.6cbm/24h). On course 83°. Battery 7800Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sundown 28 Jan.

1216 - Incoming F.T.: From U 132:
Sunk the Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton, off Iceland. - Vogelsang -

1403 - Qu.8554CA - Let a neutral Brazilian Caribou Steamer pass, E=4500. Is on course North and armed with stern deck gun. Did not send radio message. No use of weapons due to weather and sea.

Cmdr.: As the steamer is armed, it should have been sunk, but unfortunately, weather prevented it.

1605 - Qu.8555CA - On course 90°.

1815 - Charging Batteries (7800Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/7kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

1915 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h. Visibility ~5sm.

1932 - F.T. from U 109: To U 130:
Kals: Don't send radio beacon. Wait until 30 Jan. NW11/9-10, 998mb, have to heave to due to storm. Approximate Position CB4840 - Bleichrodt -

2005 - Batteries charged (1h 50' for 2200Ah). Evening Dusk.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 01-30-22 06:02 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Another storm is approaching ...
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2790579)
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KTB - U 113

Thursday, 29 January 1942 - Northeast of Cape Hatteras -

0133 - Lost sound contact with steamer in relative bearing 219°, E=20000, on course 006°, slow speed, from Qu.8483 to 8456CA.

0507 - O = 19%.

0620 - 105rpm/2kn, Silent Running.

0941 - Sunrise.

0957 - O = 18%.

1000 - Surfaced after 12h 40min. and 29.2sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, 28 Jan.
Battery 7800Ah. 2x235RPM/7kn. Course 83°.

1007 - Boat ventilated.

1200 - Qu.8545CA - Days Run: 91.8sm - 53.4sm (8h 05') - 38.4sm (15h 55').
126.0cbm (0.6cbm/24h). On course 83°. Battery 7800Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sundown 28 Jan.

1216 - Incoming F.T.: From U 132:
Sunk the Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton, off Iceland. - Vogelsang -

1403 - Qu.8554CA - Let a neutral Brazilian Caribou Steamer pass, E=4500. Is on course North and armed with stern deck gun. Did not send radio message. No use of weapons due to weather and sea.

Cmdr.: As the steamer is armed, it should have been sunk, but unfortunately, weather prevented it.

1605 - Qu.8555CA - On course 90°.

1815 - Charging Batteries (7800Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/7kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

1915 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h. Visibility ~5sm.

1932 - F.T. from U 109: To U 130:
Kals: Don't send radio beacon. Wait until 30 Jan. NW11/9-10, 998mb, have to heave to due to storm. Approximate Position CB4840 - Bleichrodt -

2005 - Batteries charged (1h 50' for 2200Ah). Evening Dusk.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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KTB - U 113

Friday, 30 January 1942 - Off the U.S.A. East Coast -

0315 - Qu.8655CA -

0815 - Early Morning Dawn.

0930 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since Sundown, 28 Jan.

1200 - Qu.9446CA - Days Run: 167.7sm (24h).
124.8cbm (1.2cbm/24h). On course 90°. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sundown 28 Jan.

1201 - F.T. from U 132: To B.d.U.:
Position West of Reykjavik. Began return cruise to western France, diesel compressor out of order and other damage unable to be repaired. Attacked convoy on 29 January, consisting of 1 steamer (3,000 tons), 2 destroyers, 1 sweeper, 2 patrol craft and 1 escort ship. Sunk the Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton, as result of 4 torpedo spread shot. - Vogelsang -

1202 - F.T. from U 654: To U 130:
Kals: Testing of 8 electric torpedoes showed fault in plugging in plus or minus cables, from battery to heater. Result was quicker topping up and shorter runs. After changing over, these errors were completely corrected. - Forster -

1410 - Qu.9455CA -

1640 - It's becoming overcast, wind and sea increasing, shifting East.

Cmdr.: We are approaching the storm area, where the fuel transfer from U 130 to U 109 is impossible because of weather.

1903 - Sundown. ESE7/6, cloudy, light haze, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 01-31-22 07:34 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Fighting the elements and enemy aircraft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2790758)
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KTB - U 113

Friday, 30 January 1942 - Off the U.S.A. East Coast -

0315 - Qu.8655CA -

0815 - Early Morning Dawn.

0930 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since Sundown, 28 Jan.

1200 - Qu.9446CA - Days Run: 167.7sm (24h).
124.8cbm (1.2cbm/24h). On course 90°. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sundown 28 Jan.

1201 - F.T. from U 132: To B.d.U.:
Position West of Reykjavik. Began return cruise to western France, diesel compressor out of order and other damage unable to be repaired. Attacked convoy on 29 January, consisting of 1 steamer (3,000 tons), 2 destroyers, 1 sweeper, 2 patrol craft and 1 escort ship. Sunk the Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton, as result of 4 torpedo spread shot. - Vogelsang -

1202 - F.T. from U 654: To U 130:
Kals: Testing of 8 electric torpedoes showed fault in plugging in plus or minus cables, from battery to heater. Result was quicker topping up and shorter runs. After changing over, these errors were completely corrected. - Forster -

1410 - Qu.9455CA -

1640 - It's becoming overcast, wind and sea increasing, shifting East.

Cmdr.: We are approaching the storm area, where the fuel transfer from U 130 to U 109 is impossible because of weather.

1903 - Sundown. ESE7/6, cloudy, light haze, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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KTB - U 113

Saturday, 31 January 1942 - Southeast of New York -

0135 - Qu.9555CA -

0815 - Early Morning Dawn.

0920 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, 30 Jan.

0938 - Qu.9645CA - Diving from Single Engine Airplane in 160°true, on course Northwest, E=8000. At T=20, no bombs.

Cmdr.: We are positioned 365sm Northwest of Bermuda. The air cover zone of Bermuda must have been expanded since our outbound transit.

0953 - Surfaced after 15min. and 0.8sm. On new course 65°, 1/3-Ahead. Swell is increasing.

1015 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 86, 213, 352, 435, 455, 591:
U 435 - 455 - 352 make up Group Hecht.
U 213 - 86 - 591 make up Group Schlei.
Home port for both groups is Bergen unless large scale repairs are necessary. Attack area for U 213 is AL 30.

1017 - F.T. from U 213: To B.d.U.:
Met no patrols on the "Amsterdam" route. Sighted floating mine in AM 3284. - von Varendorff -

Cmdr.: Oberleutnant z. See Amelung von Varendorff was the II.W.O. on U 47 when it made its successful raid on the British base at Scapa Flow. He left U 47 before it went on her last patrol. He is now in command of a VIID type minelayer boat.

1058 - F.T. from U 130: To U 109:
Bleichrodt: Plan to transfer fuel in CD 4965 on 1 February at 1500 hours. - Kals -

1200 - Qu.9651CA - Days Run: 161.2sm - 160.4sm (23h 45') - 0.8sm (15').
122.2cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 65°. Battery 9900Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sundown 30 Jan.

1208 - We heave to, due to the heavy swell, doesn't help. Back to course 65°.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
Have sunk the British Tanker San Arcadio, 7419ts. - Gelhaus -

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 333:
Have sunk the Norwegian Steamer Elg, northeast of the Azores. - Cremer -

1432 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 123, 333, 575:
Hardegen, Cremer, Heydemann: U-Cremer did not sink the Elg but the Spreewald! All units in the vicinity search the area for survivors! Cremer: Return at once after rescue mission!

1631 - Incoming F.T.: From U 82:
Sunk the British Destroyer Belmont off Cape Sable Island. - Rollmann -

1816 - Qu.9635CA - "ALARM!". Crash Diving from Single Engine Airplane in 189°true, on course NNW, E=6000.

1818 - At A-20, no bombs. Boat remains submerged.

1853 - Sundown.

2007 - O = 20%.

2100 - Lights out for the Off-Watch. Silent Running. 105rpm/2kn. T=60.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-01-22 09:49 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Heading east in search of better weather
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2790924)
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KTB - U 113

Saturday, 31 January 1942 - Southeast of New York -

0135 - Qu.9555CA -

0815 - Early Morning Dawn.

0920 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, 30 Jan.

0938 - Qu.9645CA - Diving from Single Engine Airplane in 160°true, on course Northwest, E=8000. At T=20, no bombs.

Cmdr.: We are positioned 365sm Northwest of Bermuda. The air cover zone of Bermuda must have been expanded since our outbound transit.

0953 - Surfaced after 15min. and 0.8sm. On new course 65°, 1/3-Ahead. Swell is increasing.

1015 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 86, 213, 352, 435, 455, 591:
U 435 - 455 - 352 make up Group Hecht.
U 213 - 86 - 591 make up Group Schlei.
Home port for both groups is Bergen unless large scale repairs are necessary. Attack area for U 213 is AL 30.

1017 - F.T. from U 213: To B.d.U.:
Met no patrols on the "Amsterdam" route. Sighted floating mine in AM 3284. - von Varendorff -

Cmdr.: Oberleutnant z. See Amelung von Varendorff was the II.W.O. on U 47 when it made its successful raid on the British base at Scapa Flow. He left U 47 before it went on her last patrol. He is now in command of a VIID type minelayer boat.

1058 - F.T. from U 130: To U 109:
Bleichrodt: Plan to transfer fuel in CD 4965 on 1 February at 1500 hours. - Kals -

1200 - Qu.9651CA - Days Run: 161.2sm - 160.4sm (23h 45') - 0.8sm (15').
122.2cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 65°. Battery 9900Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sundown 30 Jan.

1208 - We heave to, due to the heavy swell, doesn't help. Back to course 65°.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
Have sunk the British Tanker San Arcadio, 7419ts. - Gelhaus -

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 333:
Have sunk the Norwegian Steamer Elg, northeast of the Azores. - Cremer -

1432 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 123, 333, 575:
Hardegen, Cremer, Heydemann: U-Cremer did not sink the Elg but the Spreewald! All units in the vicinity search the area for survivors! Cremer: Return at once after rescue mission!

1631 - Incoming F.T.: From U 82:
Sunk the British Destroyer Belmont off Cape Sable Island. - Rollmann -

1816 - Qu.9635CA - "ALARM!". Crash Diving from Single Engine Airplane in 189°true, on course NNW, E=6000.

1818 - At A-20, no bombs. Boat remains submerged.

1853 - Sundown.

2007 - O = 20%.

2100 - Lights out for the Off-Watch. Silent Running. 105rpm/2kn. T=60.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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KTB - U 113

Sunday, 1 February 1942 - Northwest of Bermuda -

0047 - On new course 53°. O = 19%.

0600 - O = 18%.

0907 - S-Tiefe. Weather has deteriorated: Rain and storm.

0916 - Sunrise. Surfaced after 15h and 36.5sm.
Weather: West5/4, overcast, drizzle, fog, limited visibility, medium swell, <1000mb.

0927 - Boat ventilated. Battery 8100Ah.

0934 - Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Tacoma Star SSS SSS SSS
torpedoed. Position 38° 46' N, 64° 17' W

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.5447CB. The steamer could have been torpedoed by U-Bleichrodt.

0936 - Charging Batteries (8100Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/6kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

0953 - F.T. from U 109: To U 130:
Kals: Just now sunk the steamer Tacoma Star. Request meeting already at 0900h in CB4965. - Bleichrodt -

1001 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
Front Flotillas will soon be supplied with Short Range Radar FMG 41G (gU) FuMO 29 Seetakt equipment. (Historically: FuMO29-Radar, as of Q4/1942); and FuMB-1/Metox600A, as of August 1942, until 08/43). (Historically, also available, Bold-1, as of 01/42).

1111 - Batteries charged (1h 35' for 1900Ah).

1200 - Qu.7157CB - Days Run: 94.0sm - 57.5sm (9h) - 36.5sm (15h).
120.0cbm => 50% (2.2cbm/24h). On course 53°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sunrise 1 Feb.

1315 - Qu.7155CB - On new course 90°.

1846 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since Sunrise.

2000 - Evening Dusk. Diving for submerged cruise at A-20, 135rpm/3kn.

2100 - Lights out for the Off-Watch. Silent Running.

2207 - O = 20%.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


complutum 02-01-22 03:02 PM

KRIEGSTAGEBUCH
U47
2e Unterseebootflottille
(Wilhemshaven)

1e Kampfpatrouille
02.09.1939 (Kiel)
01.10.1939 (Wilhemshaven)

Oberleutnant z. S. Erik Goldschmidt

02.09.39
13:45 KIEL Sail for our first combat patrol.

14:45 The escort returns to port, solo navigation started.

03.09.39
08:00 AO4799 Course: 000º D Engines: 300rpm - 10kts No clouds, light fog, Calm wind. rippled sea. Continue navigation as ordered. No incidents to note.

14:40 AO4496 Laeso lightship spotted, bearing 292º - distance 11,000m.

16:02 AO4469 Norwegian fishing vessel identified sailing SSO.

20:00 AO4437 Course 310º D Engines: 300rpm – 10kts Light clouds, Moderate fog, N Moderate wind. tidal wave. Continue navigation as ordered.

04.09.39
20:37 AN3563 Course 255º D Enfines: 400rpm – 13kts No clouds, no fog, Temporal N, Strong Swell. British merchant 6800T sank with deck gun. Quickly
moving away from the area, in 2 hours we will reduce speed to 300rpm. Very high crew morale thanks to this success. 150rds 8.8cm left.
05.09.39
06:48 AN3527 Norwegian freighter sailing on course O stopped, after reviewing the manifest we let it go.

20:00 AN3152 Course 330º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts No clouds, no fog, Strong swell. Continue navigation as ordered.

05.09.39
22:42 AN3121 Norwegian freighter sailing on course SSE stopped, after reviewing the manifest we let it go.

06.09.39
03:00 AN2943 Stopped another Norwegian freighter, sailing with same course than previous one, after reviewing the manifest we let it go.

03:27 AN2943 As we resume our navigation we see a small coal tender 300T that sails on a S course without lights and began evasive maneuvers, sank with
deck gun

06:43 AN2912 British Steamer 1700T. Submerged, fired Tube 1 (TII) Impact. Fired Tube 2 (TI) failed due to the target reduced speed as result of the first hit.
Surface and open fire with cannon to finish it off. Sank at 06:48

07:10 AN2478 British cargo and passenger ship 2400T, starts zigzag. Approach and open fire with cannon. Fired Tube 4 (TI) Impact. Sank at 07:51. 59rds
8.8cm left. 11 Torpedoes all TI.

10:56 AN2417 German cargo and passenger ship, estimated course NNE. Let it goes without warning.

20:00 AF8742 Course 295º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts Sea and weather no change. Continue navigation towards assigned grid. The performance of the entire
crew in the attacks carried out has been commendable.
07.09.39
12:09 AF7565 Zero meridian crossed.

20:00 AF7577 Course 250º D Engines: 400rpm – 12kts Sea and weather no change. Continue navigation towards assigned grid. Sailing at high speed to get
out of the air danger zone as soon as possible.
08.09.39
17:15 AM3262 Course 250º D Engines: 300rpm – 8kts Cruise sailing.

20:00 AM3259 Same course and speed. Overcast, very rough storm WSW, heavy seas. Continue navigation towards assigned grid, ETA 10.09.39 at 22:00.

09.09.39
13:45 AM3346 Atlantic zone.

20:00 AM2495 Course 250º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts No clouds, S hard storm, heavy seas. Continue navigation towards assigned grid, ETA 10.09.39 at
20:10.
10.09.39
20:42 AM1833 Fuel 80% - Clear, E hard storm, heavy seas. Assigned Grid reached, patrol pattern started. Transmited to BdU as ordered.

22:00 E Engines: 150rpm – 3kts Dive to 55 meters to listen by hydrophones, we will continue diving for 2 hours.

11.09.39
00:04 D Engines: Port: 300rpm – propulsion, Star: 350rpm – charge. Surface, no contact during the dive. Continue patrol pattern.

10:00 E Engines: 150rpm – 3kts. Dive to 55 meters to listen by hydrophones, we will continue diving for 4 hours.

14:06 D Engines: Port: 200rpm – propulsion, Star: 500rpm – charge. Surface, no contact during the dive. Continue patrol pattern.

20:00 AM1865 Course 270º D Engines: 200rpm – 7kts. Clear, calm, curly sea. Continue patrol pattern. Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.

22:00 E Engines: 150rpm – 3kts. Dive to 55 meters to listen by hydrophones, we will continue diving for 4 hours.

12.09.39
02:05 D Engines: Portr: 200rpm – propulsion, Star: 500rpm – charge. Surface, no contact during the dive. Continue patrol pattern.

20:00 AM1887 Course 270º D Engines: 200rpm – 7kts Clear, Moderate fog, moderate wind SW, tidal wave. Continue patrol pattern. Daily transmision to FdU.

13.09.39
20:00 AM1817 Course 090º D Engines: 200rpm – 7kts Weather and seas no change. Continue patrol pattern. Daily transmision to FdU as ordered, requested
new patrol grid.

22:01 Radio from FdU, new grid AK66, daily transmision at 08:00.

14.09.39
08:00 AM1754 Course 260º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts Light clouds, Moderate fog, very hard storm SE, heavy seas. Continue sailing to new assigned grid.
Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.

15.09.39
08:00 AL3926 Course 260º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts Clear, no fog, very hard storm S, heavy seas. Continue sailing to new assigned grid. Daily transmision
to FdU as ordered. ETA 18.09.39 at 02:00.

16.09.39
08:00 AL2995 Course 260º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts Weather and seas no change. Continue sailing to new assigned grid. Daily transmision to FdU as
ordered.
17.09.39
08:00 AL4557 Course 260º D Engines: 300rpom – 9kts Weather and seas no change. Continue sailing to new assigned grid. Daily transmision to FdU as
ordered.

23:35 AK6633 New assigned grid reached, patrol pattern started.

18.09.39
08:00 AK6698 Course 270º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts Very hard Storm ESE, heavy seas. Continue patrol pattern, no contact so far.

19.09.39
08:00 AK6621 Course 270º D Engines: 300rpm – 9kts Storm NNE, swell to strong swell. Continue patrol pattern, no contact so far. Thanks to the
improvement in the weather, we have introduced the external bow tube, operation concluded at 05:30.
20.09.39
15:00 AK6624 Mixed British cargo-passenger ship of 2400T sunk, fired 2 torpedoes at periscope dive, 1 hit and the other missed the target and exploded at
the end of the race. Surface and open gun fire, fired 1 torpedo hits but does not detonate, second torpedo hit, sinks at 14:57. There are
33rds 8.8cm and 7 Torpedoes left.
21.09.39
07:00 AK6358 British merchant, dive to attack, fired tubes 1 and 2 no impact despite ideal fire position and correct calculations. Fired tubes 3 and 4 again
no impact, unexplained torpedo failures. As seas makes the use of the cannon impracticable and as we have exhausted the bow torpedoes,
we give up continuing the pursuit and begin the return to base.

08:00 AK6356 Course 070º D Engines: 300rpm – 7kts Very hard storm NNE, heavy seas. Continue transit back to base.

22.09.39
08:00 AL0149 Course 080º D Engines: 300rpm – 8kts Very hard storm NNW, strong swell. Continue transit back to base.

23.09.39
08:00 AL2881 Course 080º D Engines: 400rpm – 12kts Clear, very hard storm WNW, strong swell. Continue transit back to base. Daily transmision to FdU
as ordered.

24.09.39
08:00 AL3693 Course 080º D Engines: 400rpm – 12kts Light clouds, very hard storm WSW, heavy seas. Continue transit back to base. Daily transmision to
FdU as ordered.

18:45 AM1617 Fuel down to 50%.

25.09.39
08:00 AM2382 Course 080º D Engines: 400rpm – 12kts No weather change, strong swell. Continue transit back to base. Daily transmision to FdU as
ordered.
26.09.39
01:30 AM3313 Out from Atlantic area. Transmited to FdU.

08:00 AM3274 Course 080º D Engines: 400rpm – 13kts Heavy clouds, heavy rain, visibility almost nil, very hard storm W, strong swell. Continue transit
back to base. Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.
27.09.39
08:00 AF7753 Course 070º D Engines: 400rpm – 13kts Weather and seas no change. Continue transit back to base. Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.

22:50 AF7562 Zero meridian crossed.

28.09.39
08:00 AF7685 Course 115º D Engines: 400rpm – 16kts Clear, no fog, very hard storm WnW, strong swell to heavy seas. Continue transit back to base.
Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.
29.09.39
08:00 AN3124 Course 160º D Engines: 400rpm – 12kts Weather and seas no change. Continue transit back to base. Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.

22:20 AN3812 Polish merchant 10500T, fired stern tube at periscope dive, range 500m, gyro angle 0. Impact but no detonated. Dive to 40m to reload while
maintaining approximate course to the target.

23:07 AN3811 Fired tube 5, range 450m, gyro angle 2º, impact but not detonated. We abort the attack since it is impossible to use the cannon. The ship
sails with a constant heading of 260º.
30.09.39
08:00 AN3884 Course 150º DEngines (7kts): port: 300rpm – propulsion, star: 350rpm – charge. Weather and seas no change. Continue transit back to
base. Daily transmision to FdU as ordered.
01.10.39
00:00 Radio from FdU, we are ordered to head for Wilhemshaven. We maintain our current course and once in sight of Helgoland we will begin our
final approach to our new destination.

03:47 We sighted Helgoland and started final transit to Wilhemshaven.

07:29 We entered the estuary through the West Channel.

09:37 Berthed at the assigned dock. End of combat patrol.

Kapitän 02-02-22 07:58 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - MV Spreewald was sunk by one of our own boats
 
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KTB - U 113

Sunday, 1 February 1942 - Northwest of Bermuda -

0047 - On new course 53°. O = 19%.

0600 - O = 18%.

0907 - S-Tiefe. Weather has deteriorated: Rain and storm.

0916 - Sunrise. Surfaced after 15h and 36.5sm.
Weather: West5/4, overcast, drizzle, fog, limited visibility, medium swell, <1000mb.

0927 - Boat ventilated. Battery 8100Ah.

0934 - Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Tacoma Star SSS SSS SSS
torpedoed. Position 38° 46' N, 64° 17' W

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.5447CB. The steamer could have been torpedoed by U-Bleichrodt.

0936 - Charging Batteries (8100Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/6kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

0953 - F.T. from U 109: To U 130:
Kals: Just now sunk the steamer Tacoma Star. Request meeting already at 0900h in CB4965. - Bleichrodt -

1001 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
Front Flotillas will soon be supplied with Short Range Radar FMG 41G (gU) FuMO 29 Seetakt equipment. (Historically: FuMO29-Radar, as of Q4/1942); and FuMB-1/Metox600A, as of August 1942, until 08/43). (Historically, also available, Bold-1, as of 01/42).

1111 - Batteries charged (1h 35' for 1900Ah).

1200 - Qu.7157CB - Days Run: 94.0sm - 57.5sm (9h) - 36.5sm (15h).
120.0cbm => 50% (2.2cbm/24h). On course 53°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since Sunrise 1 Feb.

1315 - Qu.7155CB - On new course 90°.

1846 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since Sunrise.

2000 - Evening Dusk. Diving for submerged cruise at A-20, 135rpm/3kn.

2100 - Lights out for the Off-Watch. Silent Running.

2207 - O = 20%.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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KTB - U 113

Monday, 2 February 1942 - NNW of Bermuda -

0327 - O = 19%.

0425 - Qu.7255CB -

0747 - O = 18%.

0900 - Surfaced after 13h and 37.8sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sunrise, 1 February.

0909 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

0913 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Battery 7600Ah.

0916 - Swell subsiding somewhat. Drizzle stopped but still foggy. 2x235RPM/7kn.

F.T. from U 105: To B.d.U.:
Sighted 3 boats and 3 rafts from "Spreewald", with 24 Germans and 58 prisoners in BE 4720, about 40 sea miles north of the scene of sinking, and picked them up. According to survivor's statements the Captain sailed away from the other boats in an easterly direction with about 20 men on the evening of 1 February.
- Schuch -

0928 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 105:
Schuch: Search to the east by Condors was fruitless. You are in charge of further search. All other boats collect round U 105 by using beacon signals.

1200 - Qu.7266CB - Days Run: 122.6sm - 84.8sm (11h) - 37.8sm (13h).
116.0cbm (4.0cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 7500Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 0916h.

1202 - First Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Charging Batteries (7500Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/7kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Tanker W.L. Steed, 6182ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 5640. - Winter -

Cmdr.: The second "Paukenschlag"-Wave has meanwhile arrived at the U.S.A. East Coast.

1501 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report:
During the month of January, the KM has sunk 106 ships, for 419,907ts. Of these, the Uboats have sunk 62 ships, for 327,357ts.

1510 - Batteries charged (2h 10' for 2500Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1815 - Qu.7355CB -

1835 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0916h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-03-22 09:00 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - The search for better weather continues
 
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KTB - U 113

Monday, 2 February 1942 - NNW of Bermuda -

0327 - O = 19%.

0425 - Qu.7255CB -

0747 - O = 18%.

0900 - Surfaced after 13h and 37.8sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sunrise, 1 February.

0909 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

0913 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Battery 7600Ah.

0916 - Swell subsiding somewhat. Drizzle stopped but still foggy. 2x235RPM/7kn.

F.T. from U 105: To B.d.U.:
Sighted 3 boats and 3 rafts from "Spreewald", with 24 Germans and 58 prisoners in BE 4720, about 40 sea miles north of the scene of sinking, and picked them up. According to survivor's statements the Captain sailed away from the other boats in an easterly direction with about 20 men on the evening of 1 February.
- Schuch -

0928 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 105:
Schuch: Search to the east by Condors was fruitless. You are in charge of further search. All other boats collect round U 105 by using beacon signals.

1200 - Qu.7266CB - Days Run: 122.6sm - 84.8sm (11h) - 37.8sm (13h).
116.0cbm (4.0cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 7500Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 0916h.

1202 - First Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Charging Batteries (7500Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/7kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Tanker W.L. Steed, 6182ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 5640. - Winter -

Cmdr.: The second "Paukenschlag"-Wave has meanwhile arrived at the U.S.A. East Coast.

1501 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report:
During the month of January, the KM has sunk 106 ships, for 419,907ts. Of these, the Uboats have sunk 62 ships, for 327,357ts.

1510 - Batteries charged (2h 10' for 2500Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1815 - Qu.7355CB -

1835 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0916h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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KTB - U 113

Tuesday, 3 February 1942 - North of Bermuda -

- Seventh week at sea completed -

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the Swedish Amerikaland, 15355ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 8458. - Rasch -

0535 - Qu.8155CB -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Wake-Up and Morning Wash for the remaining crew. Port-Machine-Watch on duty.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0740 - Early Morning Dawn.

0845 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

0857 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.8244CB - Days Run: 165.2sm (24h).
113.4cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h. Lunch.

1201 - Second Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1650 - Qu.8255CB -

1715 - Dinner.

1825 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2100 - Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-04-22 09:46 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Finally, the weather is improving
 
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KTB - U 113

Tuesday, 3 February 1942 - North of Bermuda -

- Seventh week at sea completed -

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the Swedish Amerikaland, 15355ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 8458. - Rasch -

0535 - Qu.8155CB -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Wake-Up and Morning Wash for the remaining crew. Port-Machine-Watch on duty.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0740 - Early Morning Dawn.

0845 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

0857 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.8244CB - Days Run: 165.2sm (24h).
113.4cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h. Lunch.

1201 - Second Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1650 - Qu.8255CB -

1715 - Dinner.

1825 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2100 - Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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KTB - U 113

Wednesday, 4 February 1942 - Northeast of Bermuda -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Passed the air cover zones of Halifax and Bermuda. Current position Qu.8346CB. Loading of external eels not possible due to weather. 113cbm. Commencing return voyage. W5/4, overcast, fog, poor visibility, <1000mb. - RST -

0227 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Continue acc. Op.-Order.

0405 - Qu.8355CB - On new course 75°.

0524 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
Enemy convoy in AL 0389 on westerly course. 17 vessels. - Zimmermann -

0701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Sunk the British Silveray, 4535ts, from dispersed convoy ON.55, off Nova Scotia. - Bigalk -

0730 - Early Morning Dawn.

0847 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.9118CB - Days Run: 133.1sm (24h).
110.8cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1202 - Third Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 581, VIIC, Kptlt. Werner Pfeifer, was sunk on 2 February 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Horta, Azores, in position 38.24N, 28.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Westcott, 4 dead and 42 survivors.)

1814 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2149 - On new course 82°. Fog is lifting and it is clearing up. Wind and sea are subsiding, shifting south.

2400 - South1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-05-22 08:39 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Airplane shot down
 
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KTB - U 113

Wednesday, 4 February 1942 - Northeast of Bermuda -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Passed the air cover zones of Halifax and Bermuda. Current position Qu.8346CB. Loading of external eels not possible due to weather. 113cbm. Commencing return voyage. W5/4, overcast, fog, poor visibility, <1000mb. - RST -

0227 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Continue acc. Op.-Order.

0405 - Qu.8355CB - On new course 75°.

0524 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
Enemy convoy in AL 0389 on westerly course. 17 vessels. - Zimmermann -

0701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Sunk the British Silveray, 4535ts, from dispersed convoy ON.55, off Nova Scotia. - Bigalk -

0730 - Early Morning Dawn.

0847 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.9118CB - Days Run: 133.1sm (24h).
110.8cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1202 - Third Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 581, VIIC, Kptlt. Werner Pfeifer, was sunk on 2 February 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Horta, Azores, in position 38.24N, 28.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Westcott, 4 dead and 42 survivors.)

1814 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2149 - On new course 82°. Fog is lifting and it is clearing up. Wind and sea are subsiding, shifting south.

2400 - South1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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KTB - U 113

Thursday, 5 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0151 - ESE1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Montrolite SSS SSS SSS
torpedoed. Position 35° 14' N, 60° 05' W

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.9713CB, which is about 345sm Northeast from Hamilton, Bermuda and 155sm Southwest from our current position. The steamer could have been torpedoed by U-Bleichrodt or U-Kals.

0226 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Op.-East Coast not possible due to fuel. Since 3 Feb., delayed return cruise together with U-Kals, via Qu.CC80. Fuel transfer not possible due to weather. Just sunk the Canadian Tanker Montrolite. 2 Eto, 58cbm, Qu.CB9713. To Kals: Please send radio beacon as of 1100h. - Bleichrodt -

0356 - Qu.6894CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Right before the watch change, the boat is being attacked by a twin engine airplane. Direct approach in complete darkness. Increasing speed to A.K. 3-4 bombs astern. The 1st Sea Watch is fending off the airplane with both Flak guns. Airplane is flying off burning on course Northwest.

Cmdr.: Apparently, the air cover zone of Nova Scotia has been expanded during our Op. at the East Coast.

0406 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U., U 109, U 130:
In Qu.6894CB, at 0356h, attacked by land-based airplane, direct approach, 3-4 bombs astern, no damage. Airplane set on fire by Flak, flying off on course NW. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0432 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Remain vigilant!

0720 - Early Morning Dawn.

0838 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

0832 - Qu.6972CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Visibility is 5-6sm. Boat is being attacked by 2 pair of twin engine airplanes from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The 3rd Sea Watch is fending off the airplanes with both Flak guns, one airplane is burning. The bombs are way off. Airplanes fly off on course Northwest.

1038 - Qu.6981CB - 580sm Southeast of Halifax. Boat is being attacked again by 2 pair of Bristol Beaufort bombers from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The bombs are way off.
The 3rd Sea Watch is shooting down one of the attackers.
The remaining three airplanes fly off on course Northwest.
Boat continues with return voyage.

Cmdr.: I decide to not search the crash site for survivors, as I want to reach a safe area before the weather and sea conditions become worse again, preventing the loading of the external torpedoes.

1200 - Qu.6982CB - Days Run: 183.3sm (24h).
109.0cbm (1.8cbm/24h). On course 82°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: The Op.-area ordered by B.d.U. is in the English Channel. There must be a big operation of some kind be planned.

1255 - Qu.6983CB - No airplanes for nearly 2.5h.
"All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of external torpedoes.

1502 - Both external stern torpedoes loaded under deck and slight damage to forward upper deck repaired. Commencing loading of forward external torpedoes.

1805 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamers India Arrow, 8327ts, and China Arrow, 8403ts, off the U.S.A East Coast.
- Winter -

1910 - Evening Dusk. Loaded 4 external bow torpedoes under deck. Continuing on course 81°, 2x235RPM/8kn.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-06-22 10:03 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Loaded external torpedoes just in time
 
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KTB - U 113

Thursday, 5 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0151 - ESE1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Montrolite SSS SSS SSS
torpedoed. Position 35° 14' N, 60° 05' W

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.9713CB, which is about 345sm Northeast from Hamilton, Bermuda and 155sm Southwest from our current position. The steamer could have been torpedoed by U-Bleichrodt or U-Kals.

0226 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Op.-East Coast not possible due to fuel. Since 3 Feb., delayed return cruise together with U-Kals, via Qu.CC80. Fuel transfer not possible due to weather. Just sunk the Canadian Tanker Montrolite. 2 Eto, 58cbm, Qu.CB9713. To Kals: Please send radio beacon as of 1100h. - Bleichrodt -

0356 - Qu.6894CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Right before the watch change, the boat is being attacked by a twin engine airplane. Direct approach in complete darkness. Increasing speed to A.K. 3-4 bombs astern. The 1st Sea Watch is fending off the airplane with both Flak guns. Airplane is flying off burning on course Northwest.

Cmdr.: Apparently, the air cover zone of Nova Scotia has been expanded during our Op. at the East Coast.

0406 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U., U 109, U 130:
In Qu.6894CB, at 0356h, attacked by land-based airplane, direct approach, 3-4 bombs astern, no damage. Airplane set on fire by Flak, flying off on course NW. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0432 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Remain vigilant!

0720 - Early Morning Dawn.

0838 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

0832 - Qu.6972CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Visibility is 5-6sm. Boat is being attacked by 2 pair of twin engine airplanes from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The 3rd Sea Watch is fending off the airplanes with both Flak guns, one airplane is burning. The bombs are way off. Airplanes fly off on course Northwest.

1038 - Qu.6981CB - 580sm Southeast of Halifax. Boat is being attacked again by 2 pair of Bristol Beaufort bombers from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The bombs are way off.
The 3rd Sea Watch is shooting down one of the attackers.
The remaining three airplanes fly off on course Northwest.
Boat continues with return voyage.

Cmdr.: I decide to not search the crash site for survivors, as I want to reach a safe area before the weather and sea conditions become worse again, preventing the loading of the external torpedoes.

1200 - Qu.6982CB - Days Run: 183.3sm (24h).
109.0cbm (1.8cbm/24h). On course 82°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: The Op.-area ordered by B.d.U. is in the English Channel. There must be a big operation of some kind be planned.

1255 - Qu.6983CB - No airplanes for nearly 2.5h.
"All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of external torpedoes.

1502 - Both external stern torpedoes loaded under deck and slight damage to forward upper deck repaired. Commencing loading of forward external torpedoes.

1805 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamers India Arrow, 8327ts, and China Arrow, 8403ts, off the U.S.A East Coast.
- Winter -

1910 - Evening Dusk. Loaded 4 external bow torpedoes under deck. Continuing on course 81°, 2x235RPM/8kn.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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KTB - U 113

Friday, 6 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0355 - Qu.4755CC - On new course 75°.

0502 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To U 67 (Müller-Stöckheim), 129 (Clausen), 156 (Hartenstein), 161 (Achilles) and 502 (von Rosenstiel): Prepare to reach the area of the South Caribbean by mid February. Await new Op.-Orders under Codeword "Neuland".

Cmdr.: The preparations for commitment of the next boats type IXc to Trinidad and Aruba, has begun.

0700 - Diving for torpedo loading.

0750 - T=30. 135rpm/3kn. Commencing torpedo loading.

0800 - All four bow tubes reloaded. Commencing loading of stern tubes.

0831 - Sunrise. O = 20%. Both stern tubes reloaded.

0835 - Surfaced after 1h 35min. and 4.6sm.
Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0845 - Boat ventilated. "All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of remaining external torpedoes.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the British Opawa, 10354ts, in Qu. CB 5682. - Rasch -

Cmdr.: U-Rasch, who belongs to the second "Paukenschlag"-Wave, must also be already on its return voyage, as it is a IXB type boat.

1050 - Two external bow torpedoes loaded under deck.
Continuing on with 2x235RPM/8kn.

1106 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst intercepted an enemy radio transmission, that in Qu.DD3174, the Panamanian Steam merchant Halcyon is being attacked by an enemy merchant raider, and that an American Cruiser has left Hamilton, Bermuda, in order to assist.

Cmdr.: The position given is about 325sm southwest from us and about 380sm from Bermuda. I'm not aware of any friendly merchant raiders operating in this area.

1200 - Qu.4733CC - Days Run: 118.8sm - 114.2sm (22h 25') - 4.6sm (1h 35').
107.3cbm (1.7cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 9700Ah. 8 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - First Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

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Kapitän 02-07-22 05:31 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Two more steamers fall
 
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KTB - U 113

Friday, 6 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0355 - Qu.4755CC - On new course 75°.

0502 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To U 67 (Müller-Stöckheim), 129 (Clausen), 156 (Hartenstein), 161 (Achilles) and 502 (von Rosenstiel): Prepare to reach the area of the South Caribbean by mid February. Await new Op.-Orders under Codeword "Neuland".

Cmdr.: The preparations for commitment of the next boats type IXc to Trinidad and Aruba, has begun.

0700 - Diving for torpedo loading.

0750 - T=30. 135rpm/3kn. Commencing torpedo loading.

0800 - All four bow tubes reloaded. Commencing loading of stern tubes.

0831 - Sunrise. O = 20%. Both stern tubes reloaded.

0835 - Surfaced after 1h 35min. and 4.6sm.
Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0845 - Boat ventilated. "All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of remaining external torpedoes.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the British Opawa, 10354ts, in Qu. CB 5682. - Rasch -

Cmdr.: U-Rasch, who belongs to the second "Paukenschlag"-Wave, must also be already on its return voyage, as it is a IXB type boat.

1050 - Two external bow torpedoes loaded under deck.
Continuing on with 2x235RPM/8kn.

1106 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst intercepted an enemy radio transmission, that in Qu.DD3174, the Panamanian Steam merchant Halcyon is being attacked by an enemy merchant raider, and that an American Cruiser has left Hamilton, Bermuda, in order to assist.

Cmdr.: The position given is about 325sm southwest from us and about 380sm from Bermuda. I'm not aware of any friendly merchant raiders operating in this area.

1200 - Qu.4733CC - Days Run: 118.8sm - 114.2sm (22h 25') - 4.6sm (1h 35').
107.3cbm (1.7cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 9700Ah. 8 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - First Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

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- continued from 6 February, 1200h -

1300 - Diving for Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
From 2-5 Feb. operated in CA 50 (south of New York) and sank 3 tankers and 1 freighter, totaling 26,539 BRT. 4 unexplained misses. Brisk north-bound traffic in CA 55 to 59. (rest of radio message fragmented, repeat requested by B.d.U.)

1302 - At Reception Depth, Sound Contact with two steamers bearing 148°, E=13000, on course ENE, slow speed.

1312 - Surfaced after 12 min. and 0.8sm.
Boat operating on sound contact 1302/06. On new course 159°.
Boat moving to the stbd. side of the sound contacts, in order to be able to attack with the sun in back.

1318 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
On 5 Feb., 2236h, sunk a two-funelled destroyer of convoy ON.63, in Qu. AL 6146. Lost contact. - Zimmermnn -

1322 - Incoming F.T.: From U 105:
Rescue attempt "Spreewald" to take over survivor failed. Dornier 24 snapped a wing during landing. Air Crew taken on board. - Schuch -

1405 - Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Halcyan SSS SSS SSS
fired at (in DD 3165) by submarine.

Cmdr.: So, the first report from 1106h about an attack by a Merchant Raider was false. The only boat in the vicinity is U-Bleichrodt.

1328 - The sound contact 1302/06 comes into sight: Two U.S.A. steamers in keel line on course 70°, speed 7kn: Forward a Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m, in back a Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m; Distance between them is about 400m.

1335 - At Target Angle 0° and E=7500, diving for submerged attack. S-Tiefe.

1346 - Turning boat hard to port and to attack course 340°. Boat now has the sun in the back.

1353 - "Battle Stations!". Flooding tubes I & IV for a salvo shot.

1408 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Fuel taken over from Kals. 6.2. "Halcyan" sunk in DD 3174 gunfire after 2 misses with torpedoes. Total success 4 steamers totaling 29,330 BRT. On homeward cruise. - Bleichrodt -

Cmdr.: As suspected, Bleichrodt also sunk this steamer. Now, it is our turn ...

1410 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes I&IV: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Closing tubes I & IV. Flooding tubes II & III.

1411 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes II&III: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 342°.

Closing tubes II & III.

Tube I is a hit midships after 45 Sec. on the Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts; Tube IV is a failure, as it hits but fails to detonate!

Tube II is a failure as it understeers the Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts; Tube III is a hit in the forecastle!

The forward steamer looses headway and settles with the stern in the water. The back steamer settles in the water by the bow and is loosing speed, as it tries to pass the forward steamer along its stbd.side. Both steamers are armed, the Large Tramp-Steamer with a deck gun on the bow and a Flak gun on the stern, and the Large Cargo Steamer with a deck gun on bow and stern, and two Flak guns on the bridge deck and two behind the funnel. The Large Cargo Steamer has upper deck cargo loaded, barrels in the front and containers in back.

1412 - Turning boat hard to stbd. in order to bring the stern tubes to bear.

1415 - Boat on course 163°, 65rpm/1.6kn.

1422 - Flooding tube V.

1423 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40. Own heading 163°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course ~95°; Target distance 727m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 1kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
Closing tube V.

The steamer looses headway and settles deeper in the water. After 3 minutes, the steamer sinks by the bow, while capsizing over the stbd.side. One loud underwater explosion.

1433 - Maneuvering boat into position for a Coup de grâce. Small-Astern, 2kn.

1440 - Flooding tube VI.

1444 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube VI: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.0m; Vt30. Own heading 152°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 63°; Target distance 500m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 0kn; Firing angle α 000°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
The steamer sinks immediately after the hit by the stern. Closing tube VI.

1452 - Surfaced after 1h 17 min. and 2.2sm.
Running toward the sinking positions.
Questioning and supplying 12 survivors in 3 boats of the Large Cargo Steamer and 3 survivors in 1 boat of the Large Tramp-Steamer - the crew was trying to save the ship, when the second torpedo hit, and trapped everyone beneath deck, when the ship sank so quickly.

1540 - Loaded tubes I & IV. Running off on general course, 2x235RPM/8kn.

1754 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1900 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamer Major Wheeler, 3431ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras in Qu.DC 2134. - Gelhaus -

Cmdr.: U-Gelhaus is also part of the second "Paukenschlag"-wave.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-07-22 03:27 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Setting course for home
 
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- continued from 6 February, 1200h -

1300 - Diving for Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
From 2-5 Feb. operated in CA 50 (south of New York) and sank 3 tankers and 1 freighter, totaling 26,539 BRT. 4 unexplained misses. Brisk north-bound traffic in CA 55 to 59. (rest of radio message fragmented, repeat requested by B.d.U.)

1302 - At Reception Depth, Sound Contact with two steamers bearing 148°, E=13000, on course ENE, slow speed.

1312 - Surfaced after 12 min. and 0.8sm.
Boat operating on sound contact 1302/06. On new course 159°.
Boat moving to the stbd. side of the sound contacts, in order to be able to attack with the sun in back.

1318 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
On 5 Feb., 2236h, sunk a two-funelled destroyer of convoy ON.63, in Qu. AL 6146. Lost contact. - Zimmermnn -

1322 - Incoming F.T.: From U 105:
Rescue attempt "Spreewald" to take over survivor failed. Dornier 24 snapped a wing during landing. Air Crew taken on board. - Schuch -

1405 - Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Halcyan SSS SSS SSS
fired at (in DD 3165) by submarine.

Cmdr.: So, the first report from 1106h about an attack by a Merchant Raider was false. The only boat in the vicinity is U-Bleichrodt.

1328 - The sound contact 1302/06 comes into sight: Two U.S.A. steamers in keel line on course 70°, speed 7kn: Forward a Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m, in back a Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m; Distance between them is about 400m.

1335 - At Target Angle 0° and E=7500, diving for submerged attack. S-Tiefe.

1346 - Turning boat hard to port and to attack course 340°. Boat now has the sun in the back.

1353 - "Battle Stations!". Flooding tubes I & IV for a salvo shot.

1408 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Fuel taken over from Kals. 6.2. "Halcyan" sunk in DD 3174 gunfire after 2 misses with torpedoes. Total success 4 steamers totaling 29,330 BRT. On homeward cruise. - Bleichrodt -

Cmdr.: As suspected, Bleichrodt also sunk this steamer. Now, it is our turn ...

1410 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes I&IV: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Closing tubes I & IV. Flooding tubes II & III.

1411 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes II&III: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 342°.

Closing tubes II & III.

Tube I is a hit midships after 45 Sec. on the Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts; Tube IV is a failure, as it hits but fails to detonate!

Tube II is a failure as it understeers the Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts; Tube III is a hit in the forecastle!

The forward steamer looses headway and settles with the stern in the water. The back steamer settles in the water by the bow and is loosing speed, as it tries to pass the forward steamer along its stbd.side. Both steamers are armed, the Large Tramp-Steamer with a deck gun on the bow and a Flak gun on the stern, and the Large Cargo Steamer with a deck gun on bow and stern, and two Flak guns on the bridge deck and two behind the funnel. The Large Cargo Steamer has upper deck cargo loaded, barrels in the front and containers in back.

1412 - Turning boat hard to stbd. in order to bring the stern tubes to bear.

1415 - Boat on course 163°, 65rpm/1.6kn.

1422 - Flooding tube V.

1423 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40. Own heading 163°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course ~95°; Target distance 727m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 1kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
Closing tube V.

The steamer looses headway and settles deeper in the water. After 3 minutes, the steamer sinks by the bow, while capsizing over the stbd.side. One loud underwater explosion.

1433 - Maneuvering boat into position for a Coup de grâce. Small-Astern, 2kn.

1440 - Flooding tube VI.

1444 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube VI: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.0m; Vt30. Own heading 152°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 63°; Target distance 500m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 0kn; Firing angle α 000°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
The steamer sinks immediately after the hit by the stern. Closing tube VI.

1452 - Surfaced after 1h 17 min. and 2.2sm.
Running toward the sinking positions.
Questioning and supplying 12 survivors in 3 boats of the Large Cargo Steamer and 3 survivors in 1 boat of the Large Tramp-Steamer - the crew was trying to save the ship, when the second torpedo hit, and trapped everyone beneath deck, when the ship sank so quickly.

1540 - Loaded tubes I & IV. Running off on general course, 2x235RPM/8kn.

1754 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1900 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamer Major Wheeler, 3431ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras in Qu.DC 2134. - Gelhaus -

Cmdr.: U-Gelhaus is also part of the second "Paukenschlag"-wave.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 7 February 1942 - South of Newfoundland -

0005 - On new course 81°.

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 5 Feb., 0832h and 1030h, each time attacked by two pairs of twin engine airplanes, about 580sm southeast of Nova Scotia. During attack at 1038h, shot down 1 Bristol Beaufort, Qu.6981CB, no survivors. By 6 Feb., 1100h, have loaded all external torpedoes under deck. During trial dive preparation, sonar contact with two steamers. At 1426h, sunk in submergd attack, a Large Cargo Steamer, 8656ts and at 1444h, a Large Tramp-Steamer, 6651ts, both in Qu.4818CC. 1 Ato was a dud and 1 Ato understeered. Have 2 internal Ato and 106cbm. Current position Qu.4678CC. Continue homeward cruise. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0237 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations! Excellent Results! Continue return cruise acc. Op.-Orders.

0700 - Diving for trial dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn.

0725 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meters. Setting Reception Depth.

0742 - At Reception Depth.

0745 - Surfaced after 45min. and 1.9sm.

0750 - Charging Batteries (9100Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/8kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

0823 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0840 - Batteries charged (50' for 900Ah). 2x235RPM/8kn.

1101 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Have sunk the CAM Ship Empire Sun, 6952ts, off Nova Scotia, Qu.BB7494. - Bigalk -

1132 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 591 and U 352:
Zetsche and Rathke: Until rescinded, make short weather report three times daily. Begin at 0200h on 9 Feb., change position within designated attack.

1137 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 125:
Folkers: Report position and amount of fuel.

1149 - F.T. from U 125: To B.d.U.:
In CD 48 and have 56 cbm. Intending to transfer fuel to U-Zahn. - Folkers -

1200 - Qu.5472CC - Days Run: 179.0sm - 174.1sm (21h 46') - 4.9sm (2h 14').
104.6cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Second Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

1201 - From B.d.U.: To U 103 and U 564:
Fuel transfer from Winter to Suhren fixed for 8 Feb., because of present favorable weather.

1742 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-08-22 09:12 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Commencing Return Cruise
 
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Saturday, 7 February 1942 - South of Newfoundland -

0005 - On new course 81°.

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 5 Feb., 0832h and 1030h, each time attacked by two pairs of twin engine airplanes, about 580sm southeast of Nova Scotia. During attack at 1038h, shot down 1 Bristol Beaufort, Qu.6981CB, no survivors. By 6 Feb., 1100h, have loaded all external torpedoes under deck. During trial dive preparation, sonar contact with two steamers. At 1426h, sunk in submergd attack, a Large Cargo Steamer, 8656ts and at 1444h, a Large Tramp-Steamer, 6651ts, both in Qu.4818CC. 1 Ato was a dud and 1 Ato understeered. Have 2 internal Ato and 106cbm. Current position Qu.4678CC. Continue homeward cruise. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0237 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations! Excellent Results! Continue return cruise acc. Op.-Orders.

0700 - Diving for trial dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn.

0725 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meters. Setting Reception Depth.

0742 - At Reception Depth.

0745 - Surfaced after 45min. and 1.9sm.

0750 - Charging Batteries (9100Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/8kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

0823 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0840 - Batteries charged (50' for 900Ah). 2x235RPM/8kn.

1101 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Have sunk the CAM Ship Empire Sun, 6952ts, off Nova Scotia, Qu.BB7494. - Bigalk -

1132 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 591 and U 352:
Zetsche and Rathke: Until rescinded, make short weather report three times daily. Begin at 0200h on 9 Feb., change position within designated attack.

1137 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 125:
Folkers: Report position and amount of fuel.

1149 - F.T. from U 125: To B.d.U.:
In CD 48 and have 56 cbm. Intending to transfer fuel to U-Zahn. - Folkers -

1200 - Qu.5472CC - Days Run: 179.0sm - 174.1sm (21h 46') - 4.9sm (2h 14').
104.6cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Second Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

1201 - From B.d.U.: To U 103 and U 564:
Fuel transfer from Winter to Suhren fixed for 8 Feb., because of present favorable weather.

1742 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Sunday, 8 February 1942 - South of the Newfoundland Bank -

0025 - Qu.5555CC - On new course 75°.

0812 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Qu.5631CC - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
102.0cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Third Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 82, VIIC, Kptlt. Siegfried Rollmann, was sunk on 6 February 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.10N, 23.52W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvette HMS Tamarisk, 45 dead - all hands lost.)

1728 - Sundown. Weather and Sea shifting northwest:
NW1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report about the war in the Pacific: During the night from 7 to 8 Feb., a task Force of the Japanese Guard Division, made a landing on the Island of Ubin, in the eastern part of the Johore-Strait. Today, Artillery of the 25th Army under the command of General Tomoyuki Yama****a (aka the "Tiger of Malaya", and later "The Beast of Bataan"), began shelling Singapore, while bombers of the 3rd Air Division attacked the British positions.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-09-22 12:49 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Something seems to be brewing in the Channel
 
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Sunday, 8 February 1942 - South of the Newfoundland Bank -

0025 - Qu.5555CC - On new course 75°.

0812 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Qu.5631CC - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
102.0cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Third Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 82, VIIC, Kptlt. Siegfried Rollmann, was sunk on 6 February 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.10N, 23.52W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvette HMS Tamarisk, 45 dead - all hands lost.)

1728 - Sundown. Weather and Sea shifting northwest:
NW1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report about the war in the Pacific: During the night from 7 to 8 Feb., a task Force of the Japanese Guard Division, made a landing on the Island of Ubin, in the eastern part of the Johore-Strait. Today, Artillery of the 25th Army under the command of General Tomoyuki Yama****a (aka the "Tiger of Malaya", and later "The Beast of Bataan"), began shelling Singapore, while bombers of the 3rd Air Division attacked the British positions.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Monday, 9 February 1942 - SSE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0540 - Qu.6255CC - On new course 81°.

0802 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1200 - Qu.6342CC - Days Run: 196.0sm (24h).
99.3cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: This is a repeat of the Op.-Order given on 5 Feb.

1713 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 85:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.60, the British Empire Fusilier, 5408ts, southeast of Newfoundland, in Qu.BC8179. - Greger -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-10-22 07:46 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Back in the lonely wastes of the Atlantic
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792559)
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Monday, 9 February 1942 - SSE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0540 - Qu.6255CC - On new course 81°.

0802 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1200 - Qu.6342CC - Days Run: 196.0sm (24h).
99.3cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: This is a repeat of the Op.-Order given on 5 Feb.

1713 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 85:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.60, the British Empire Fusilier, 5408ts, southeast of Newfoundland, in Qu.BC8179. - Greger -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Tuesday, 10 February 1942 - Southeast of the Newfoundland Bank -

- Eighth week at sea completed -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Port-Machine-Watch on Duty. Wake-Up and Morning-Wash for the rest of the crew.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-deck for the Off-Watch.

0550 - On new course 75°.

0751 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0845 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.1886CD - Days Run: 195.7sm (24h).
95.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown. - Lunch Break -

1300 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1659 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 48h.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

2035 - Qu.1955CD - On new course 81°.

2100 - Light-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First-Sea-Watch and Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the Watch on duty.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-11-22 05:54 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - On inbound transit
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792675)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 10 February 1942 - Southeast of the Newfoundland Bank -

- Eighth week at sea completed -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Port-Machine-Watch on Duty. Wake-Up and Morning-Wash for the rest of the crew.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-deck for the Off-Watch.

0550 - On new course 75°.

0751 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0845 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.1886CD - Days Run: 195.7sm (24h).
95.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown. - Lunch Break -

1300 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1659 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 48h.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

2035 - Qu.1955CD - On new course 81°.

2100 - Light-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First-Sea-Watch and Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the Watch on duty.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Wednesday, 11 February 1942 - ESE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0741 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Sunk the Canadian Tanker Victolite, 11410ts, northwest of Bermuda, in Qu.CB7455. - Suhren -

1200 - Qu.2814CD - Days Run: 195.6sm (24h).
93.2cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1646 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

2035 - On new course 75°.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-12-22 08:50 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - 3 capital ships evacuated from Brest
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792837)
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Wednesday, 11 February 1942 - ESE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0741 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Sunk the Canadian Tanker Victolite, 11410ts, northwest of Bermuda, in Qu.CB7455. - Suhren -

1200 - Qu.2814CD - Days Run: 195.6sm (24h).
93.2cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1646 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

2035 - On new course 75°.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Thursday, 12 February 1942 - North Atlantic -

0151 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Sunk the Norwegian Blink, 2701ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras, in Qu.DC2139. - Scholtz -

Cmdr.: U-Scholtz belongs to the 2nd "Paukenschlag" Wave.

0731 - Sunrise. The haze has lifted, visibility has improved: NNW1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1105 - Qu.3455CD - On new course 75°.

1200 - Qu.3456CD - Days Run: 198.3sm (24h).
90.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

1632 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

2002 - Norddeich Radio sending a O.K.W. report about Operation "Cerberus", during which the German Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen and their escorts, are evacuated from Brest, leaving yesterday, on 11 Feb., passing through the English Channel today, and arriving in German ports tomorrow, on 13 Feb. The operation is protected by prevailing fog and 6 destroyers, 14 torpedo boats, 26 E-boats, 32 bombers and 252 fighters.

Cmdr.: This operation was the reason for the Op.-Order to the Biscay-Boats, to clear the English Channel of any enemy warships.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-13-22 08:20 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Uboats still plagued by torpedo failures
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792994)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Thursday, 12 February 1942 - North Atlantic -

0151 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Sunk the Norwegian Blink, 2701ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras, in Qu.DC2139. - Scholtz -

Cmdr.: U-Scholtz belongs to the 2nd "Paukenschlag" Wave.

0731 - Sunrise. The haze has lifted, visibility has improved: NNW1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1105 - Qu.3455CD - On new course 75°.

1200 - Qu.3456CD - Days Run: 198.3sm (24h).
90.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

1632 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

2002 - Norddeich Radio sending a O.K.W. report about Operation "Cerberus", during which the German Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen and their escorts, are evacuated from Brest, leaving yesterday, on 11 Feb., passing through the English Channel today, and arriving in German ports tomorrow, on 13 Feb. The operation is protected by prevailing fog and 6 destroyers, 14 torpedo boats, 26 E-boats, 32 bombers and 252 fighters.

Cmdr.: This operation was the reason for the Op.-Order to the Biscay-Boats, to clear the English Channel of any enemy warships.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Friday, 13 February 1942 - WNW of the Azores -

0135 - On new course 81°.

0206 - F.T. from U 564: To B.d.U.:
Rammed U-Gelhaus in CA 8844, bow tubes out of order. Tubes probably damaged. Nothing else sighted. Necessary to return. 62 cbm. - Suhren -

0207 - F.T. from U 109: To B.d.U.:
Very brisk traffic of single ships during the day in CA 7938 and 39, at night no traffic but fishing vessels showing lights. Air and sea patrol only inshore. More traffic in the vicinity of the 200m-Line. On 10 Feb., 3 dud double shots at fast freighter, 12 Feb., a miss fired at a tanker. Still 3 electric torpedoes, 55 cbm. Starboard external fuel tank crushed, fuel had run out. Returning in company with U-Poske. If necessary would take over 10 cbm from him. - Bleichrodt -

0218 - F.T. from B.d.U: To Paukenschlag boats:
B-Dienst reporting that an American steamer was instructed to sail 9 miles away from navigational aids when passing through the Straits of Florida.

0718 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1200 - Qu.1174CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
87.9cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea increasing, shifting to ENE.

1430 - ENE1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1616 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-14-22 10:42 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Operation "Neuland" is launched
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793093)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Friday, 13 February 1942 - WNW of the Azores -

0135 - On new course 81°.

0206 - F.T. from U 564: To B.d.U.:
Rammed U-Gelhaus in CA 8844, bow tubes out of order. Tubes probably damaged. Nothing else sighted. Necessary to return. 62 cbm. - Suhren -

0207 - F.T. from U 109: To B.d.U.:
Very brisk traffic of single ships during the day in CA 7938 and 39, at night no traffic but fishing vessels showing lights. Air and sea patrol only inshore. More traffic in the vicinity of the 200m-Line. On 10 Feb., 3 dud double shots at fast freighter, 12 Feb., a miss fired at a tanker. Still 3 electric torpedoes, 55 cbm. Starboard external fuel tank crushed, fuel had run out. Returning in company with U-Poske. If necessary would take over 10 cbm from him. - Bleichrodt -

0218 - F.T. from B.d.U: To Paukenschlag boats:
B-Dienst reporting that an American steamer was instructed to sail 9 miles away from navigational aids when passing through the Straits of Florida.

0718 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1200 - Qu.1174CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
87.9cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea increasing, shifting to ENE.

1430 - ENE1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1616 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Saturday, 14 February 1942 - Northwest of the Azores -

0120 - Qu.1255CE - On new course 75°.

0501 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 161:
Achilles: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Graz" by 16 Feb., 0000h. Enter the harbor of Port Castries and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0708 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1200 - Qu.1326CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
85.3cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 576:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.63, the British Empire Spring, 6946ts, 50sm southeast of Sable Isalnd, in Qu.BB8851. - Heinicke -

1550 - On new course 81°.

1601 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-15-22 12:54 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Op.-Orders for "Neuland"-Boats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793255)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Saturday, 14 February 1942 - Northwest of the Azores -

0120 - Qu.1255CE - On new course 75°.

0501 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 161:
Achilles: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Graz" by 16 Feb., 0000h. Enter the harbor of Port Castries and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0708 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1200 - Qu.1326CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
85.3cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 576:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.63, the British Empire Spring, 6946ts, 50sm southeast of Sable Isalnd, in Qu.BB8851. - Heinicke -

1550 - On new course 81°.

1601 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Sunday, 15 February 1942 - NNW of the Azores -

0502 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 129:
Clausen: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Klagenfurt", acc. Op.-Order No.51, by 16 Feb., 0000h. Patrol the coast of Guayana and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0658 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

0801 - F.T.: From B.d.U.: To Group Neuland:
Müller-Stöckheim, Hartenstein, von Rosentiel:
You are the first West Indies boats.
1) Primary task is to attack shipping.
2) After such attacks have been carried out, guns may be used against land targets from the morning of "Neuland" day (16 Feb.), if there should be any favorable opportunities.
3) If no shipping targets are encountered, guns may be used against land targets from the evening of "Neuland" day. - B.d.U. -

1200 - Qu.9747BD - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
81.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1549 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1645 - Qu.9755BD - On new course 78°.

1701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 566:
Sunk the Greek Meropi, 4181ts, straggler from convoy ON.60, 35sm ESE from Sambro Lighthouse, Nova Scotion, in Qu.BB7544. - Borchert -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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